David Crosby fears that if his upcoming concert tour is scrapped due to Coronovirus concerns, he'll lose his Santa Ynez, California ranch. The 80-year-old Crosby spoke frankly to GQ regarding the realities of the music business, which have led him to earn his money solely on the road, as opposed the standard way musicians have for the better part of 60 years.
"Croz" was asked how he was holding up and revealed, "Not too good. I'm sitting here waiting for them to cancel all my tours this summer and put me in deep financial trouble. . . Y'know, they don't pay us for records anymore, right? So touring is all we got. That's really the only thing that we can do to make any money. And to lose it is just awful. I may — honest to God — I may lose my home. I don't know what to do about it, except just try to roll with the punches and keep going. Truthfully, if I lose the tours, I probably will lose my home."
He added, "Right now, they're canceling Live Nation shows, who is, y'know, the big gorilla in the room. They're canceling up to April. They haven't talked about May yet, which is when I'm slated to go. But once I start in May, I'm working almost constantly until about six days before Christmas. And if I lose it all, I'm going to be in deep s***."